Monday, March 12, 2012

Poor run frustrates Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has admitted that the players are to blame for Liverpool’s recent dip in form.
Although Kenny Dalglish’s side already have one trophy secured this season after beating Cardiff City in last month’s Carling Cup final and have won through to the sixth round of the FA Cup – where they are among the favourites in the FA Cup betting - they lost their third Premier League match in a row on Saturday - 1-0 at Sunderland.
It is the first time the Reds have endured such a run in almost a decade and it has left them seventh in the Premier League table, and seemingly out of the race to clinch a top-four finish even though they still have 11 games left. Fans who watch football live  at Anfield are starting to get restless.
The first of those matches is Tuesday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield and Liverpool go into the game only two points ahead of Everton.
Club captain Gerrard admitted: "The players need to take responsibility for where we are in the league. It's just not good enough for a club like us to be there.
"We wanted to build on winning the Carling Cup by pushing for the top four, but it hasn't happened so far.”
Before losing at the Stadium of Light, Liverpool had been beaten in the league by Manchester United and Arsenal.
Goals have been hard to come by for Dalglish’s side this season and they have only managed 30 in 27 Premier League matches so far.
They have been held to eight draws at Anfield and have only secured four victories on home soil. On their travels, the Reds have lost seven of their 14 matches and are currently ten points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal.

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